Enumclaw High played a solid game on both sides of the ball Friday night before losing in the final minutes 27-24 to Central Kitsap from the Narrows League.
The loss at Pete’s Pool dropped EHS to 1-1 on the season.
The Hornets answered the scoring bell each time the larger, Class 4A Cougars crossed the goal line until the final score that came off a Hornet fumble from a lateral on the about the Central Kitsap 40.
Central Kitsap recovered the ball and took it to the end zone, with Vaughn Beebe doing the scoring honors for the Cougars. Beebe was the main scoring threat for Central Kitsap.
Enumclaw ran the ball well against a physical Cougar team with Marcus Portillo and Cameron Strecker doing most of the damage.
The Hornet defense battled a very quick Central Kitsap with the game see-sawing back and forth. The Cougars had a plenty of speed and when Beebe found a seam he was tough to stop.
Peter Nordby ran the offense effectively displaying his passing arm once again.
Enumclaw will host Heritage 7 p.m. Friday in another nonleague game.